April 10, 2014 - 12:16 pm
By Michael O'Rielly | Commissioner

From the good work of my staff, take a look below at the recent trend to fund pilot projects at the Commission.  This upsurge makes it essential that any pilot project have an established and confirmed end date.  I don’t doubt that an occasional pilot project may be of assistance, but I worry they can divert time and effort away from fixing or improving existing programs.  More importantly, we must keep in mind that these projects all come from scarce consumer-provided dollars.

 

Graph displaying FCC Pilot programs from 2007 to 2014, titled "On the Rise: Regulating through Pilot Programs"